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More e-learning initiatives for adult educators

Online courses targeting adult trainers could last as short as three hours or as long as a couple of days.

SINGAPORE: In its first foray into e-learning, The Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) will be piloting 40 continuing education courses for adult educators, Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin announced.

Speaking at the fifth Adult Learning Symposium on Thursday (July 10), Mr Tan said these online courses could last as short as three hours or as long as a couple of days. Participating trainers can choose from topics such as workplace literacy and instructional methods, all targeted at adult trainers to encourage them to go for continual learning.

The Manpower Ministry (MOM) announced the review of the continual education and training master plan last year and the outcomes are due in the later part of this year. E-learning will be a key feature in the future continual education system here.

The Institute for Adult Learning under the WDA is setting up an online portal, LearningSpace.SG, for learners to search for and take e-courses developed by Singapore-based training providers. Another initiative in the pipeline is the setting up of an Innovation Lab (iN.LAB) at the Lifelong Learning Institute, for partners and trainers to collaborate and experiment on learning solutions.

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